Journal Article

Barriers to adverse event and error reporting in anesthesia.

Heard GC, Sanderson PM, Thomas RD. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2011;114.

This survey found that anesthesiologists minimized the impact of attitudinal and emotional barriers on reporting unspecified adverse events, except for concerns about being blamed by colleagues. For specified events, the influence of perceived barriers was dependent on whether an error actually occurred.